In our continuing look at how weather affects the journey, today I’d like to take a closer look at rain. The moisture in the atmosphere that collects and falls to the earth in droplets.

Some rain falls in torrential downpours. Sheets of water flood low-lying areas and transform streams into raging rivers. Other rain comes as a steady shower or dripping drizzle that gently soaks into the ground and bathes everything with moisture.

This outpouring from the sky cleanses air pollution and washes dust from surfaces. The sprinkling of water cools the air. It sinks deep into the soil and is drawn up through the roots to sustain life.

Children clamor to rush outside and play in the rain and stomp in the puddles. While adults are soothed by the steady pitter-patter of raindrops on roofs, gutters and windows and the trickling sound in the downspouts. And some would say the best thing about rain is the clean smell afterward. (That and the rainbows.)

What about life? We all need times of refreshing. When showers bathe us in love, peace, or joy. When we are surrounded by a cleansing deluge and draw it in until our internal reservoirs are filled. Until the aroma of our lives is changed and God’s promise arcs above us.

For me, these gentle showers from my Heavenly Father come in the form of reading from His Word and listening to worship music. I soak it in and then drink some more. Until I am filled to capacity and the overflow reaches out to touch those around me.

What about you? What sources of refreshing rain have you found?

Weather Patterns – Rain
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3 thoughts on “Weather Patterns – Rain

  • November 11, 2009 at 8:07 am

    >Sometimes those refreshing showers come from unlikely places. Recently, they have come through encouragement and love from friends and even people I do not know.

  • November 11, 2009 at 3:56 pm


    I would have to agree with both you and Andrea. My most pleasant refreshing times have been when I received a card or letter when I needed it the most and it came unexpectedly.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  • November 12, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    >Reading the bible and listening to worship music is great! Also, reading a great book refreshes me.

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